That was my constant though during Horns, a 2013 movie with Daniel Radcliffe.
Another thought was how actors could use someone to advice them about which movies to take or not, in order to not make such huge mistakes as Horns. Wait again... This person already exists, it is called agent. Radcliffe's agent for sure doesn't have much faith in Harry Potter's powers.
I try to keep track on Radcliffe's career after HP, but it hasn't been an easy task. I hope he'll get it right next time.
About Horns, there are so many movies and directors in it, it's confusing - and ridiculous even at times. At first, it looked like one of David Lynch's tales about the perversity of small communities, a dark story about what is hidden behind perfect houses and happy families. A little bit further the film, and it was more like Stephen King's terror. After that, there were bits of Friday the 13th... and Tarantino. It was crazy to say the least. The story about the strength of true love was buried under all the nasty trash.
A movie about the lost of a soul, and it has none. It is cold even in the (awful) love scene.
Adapted from the book by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son), maybe this story works better on paper than on the screen. The voice-over narration was a bad substitute for the first person voice, it weakened a lot the already questionable movie. There is an interesting plot here about how evil someone becomes by seeking revenge, but the way as pictured in the movie is more disgusting than intriguing. Irky, gross and very bad indeed.
|Horns. Directed by Alexandre Aja. With: Daniel Hadcliffe, Juno Temple,|
Max Minghella. Writer: Keith Bunin from the novel by by Joe Hill. US/
Canada, 2013, 120 min., Dolby Digital, Color (Netflix).
PS: I already had an idea how doomed my choice today could be... but I'm reading a mystery/romance series that has some things in common with this movie, at least at first sight. So I thought it would be interesting merge both stories. It wasn't, but we only can be aware of that after taking the risk, right?
PPS: Fragment: Poldark, season 1, episode 1, 2015.